To show the students how to incorporate actions and behavior into dance choreography.
View the fight scene of West Side Story with your students and discuss how the kicks, punches, knives, and anger are “danced about” in the choreography.
Help the students incorporate their own actions into a dance skit. For example, you could choreograph a dance depicting lunch time in the cafeteria. Incorporate eating. talking, drinking, and even a food fight into the dance.